What Is 23/48 as a Decimal + Solution With Free Steps
The fraction 23/48 as a decimal is equal to 0.479.
Decimals are the equivalent representation of fractions. The decimal form is intuitive in solving mathematical problems. There are different types of decimals which include terminating decimals and non-terminating decimals. The decimal expansion of the fraction 23/48 represents a non-terminating decimal.
Here, we are more interested in the division types that result in a Decimal value, as this can be expressed as a Fraction. We see fractions as a way of showing two numbers having the operation of Division between them that result in a value that lies between two Integers.
Now, we introduce the method used to solve said fraction to decimal conversion, called Long Division, which we will discuss in detail moving forward. So, let’s go through the Solution of fraction 23/48.
First, we convert the fraction components, i.e., the numerator and the denominator, and transform them into the division constituents, i.e., the Dividend and the Divisor, respectively.
This can be done as follows:
Dividend = 23
Divisor = 48
Now, we introduce the most important quantity in our division process: the Quotient. The value represents the Solution to our division and can be expressed as having the following relationship with the Division constituents:
Quotient = Dividend $\div$ Divisor = 23 $\div$ 48
This is when we go through the Long Division solution to our problem. Figure 1 shows the solution for fraction 23/48.
23/48 Long Division Method
We start solving a problem using the Long Division Method by first taking apart the division’s components and comparing them. As we have 23 and 48, we can see how 23 is Smaller than 48, and to solve this division, we require that 23 be Bigger than 48.
This is done by multiplying the dividend by 10 and checking whether it is bigger than the divisor or not. If so, we calculate the Multiple of the divisor closest to the dividend and subtract it from the Dividend. This produces the Remainder, which we then use as the dividend later.
Now, we begin solving for our dividend 23, which after getting multiplied by 10 becomes 230.
We take this 230 and divide it by 48; this can be done as follows:
230 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 4
48 x 4 = 192
This will lead to the generation of a Remainder equal to 230 – 192 = 38. Now this means we have to repeat the process by Converting the 38 into 380 and solving for that:
380 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 7
48 x 7 = 336
This, therefore, produces another Remainder which is equal to 380 – 336 = 44. Now we must solve this problem to Third Decimal Place for accuracy, so we repeat the process with dividend 440.
440 $\div$ 48 $\approx$ 9
48 x 9 = 432
Finally, we have a Quotient generated after combining the three pieces of it as 0.479, with a Remainder equal to 8.
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